Chocolate is one tasty treat that seems to be irresistible no matter which way we indulge. As a skin care ingredient, the flavonols and antioxidants naturally found in cacao turn this edible delight into a skin care powerhouse. You will find that chocolate is most frequently added to skin care products such as masks and scrubs but you can find the ingredient adding a boost to chemical peels as well. You’ll even find luxury spas offering a decadent chocolate milk bath or full body chocolate scrubs. The possibilities of what you’ll find in chocolate skin care are almost endless. But how does the ingredient help you glow?
Since raw cacao has one of the highest antioxidant capacities, it can help protect your cells from oxidation, sun damage and premature aging. Cacao also contains other important minerals like iron, selenium, copper, zinc and manganese which keeps our skin looking healthy, vibrant and acts as an anti-inflammatory as well. The fat from the cacao seed— that is used to make cocoa butter—is filled with omega-6 fatty acids, which soothes, smooths, and protects the skin. You can also find caffeine and an antioxidant called theobromine which improves circulation of blood flow within the skin.
Chocolate Skin Care Treatments to Try
You can add a Chocolate Mask upgrade to any facial service. All it takes is 10-15 minutes to get a boost in collagen and the perfect perk to your skin to reveal a glow for the gods. If you really want to take things up a notch, the Chocolate Peel from GlyMed works wonders on the skin. In as little as two sessions you’ll see an immediate and significant improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation with little to no downtime. The Irresistible Kissable Chocolate lip treatment combines the power of chocolate in a gentle, moisturizing sugar scrub. The caffeine combined with other antioxidants are sure to perk up your pout.
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